Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Survey: Donations Rise at US Churches in 2010; May Fall Due to Obama's Plans to Reform Taxes

The Reuters website reports today (March 30, 2011) that donations increased at 43 percent of churches last year -- the third annual "State of the Plate" survey found today.

Donations fell at 39 percent of the 1,507 churches polled, and more than 90 percent of religious leaders expressed concerns that plans by US President Barack Obama to reform tax breaks for charitable giving could harm donations.

"Charities and churches have been hit hard by the economy the past three years," said Pastor Brian Kluth, founder of Maximum Generosity, which provides information on fund-raising to churches.

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